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robert-gray's picture
Nov.28.2008
 This is a poem that actually has a title...   an elegy to the bush administration he called himselfthe deciderbecause he likedto make decisionsthough he didn’t liketo think or learntoo much beforehand he preferred insteadto go from the gutbut we now knowit was alla linguistic ploytricked up...
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Nov.27.2008
"Ultimately (Larry) Summers was one of the key architects of our financial crisis. Hiring him to fix the economy makes as much sense as appointing Paul Wolfowitz to oversee the Iraq withdrawal." Mark Ames, The Nation, November 25, 2008     There are so many other intelligent...
ken-ramdharry's picture
Nov.24.2008
 Ayman al Zawahiri, Al Qaeda’s second in command, commanded centre stage last week despite western media’s attempt to play down his denouncement of Barack Obama and his Afghanistan war plans.   Time.com, for an example, said: “ …Ayman al-Zawahiri trash-talking Barack Obama ought to be a footnote,  ...
lisa-solod's picture
Nov.24.2008
When cartoonist Walt Kelly said, in 1952, "We have met the enemy and he is us," he probably had no idea how applicable it would become throughout the years to follow. Yet for the people who shaped the 1960s and for whom by the 1970s "most of the significant components of the 1960s...
alex-grant's picture
Nov.20.2008
Don't ask me why I'm doing this - I don't even know myself - but I'm gonna do it anyway - a list of words I hate. I'm not quite sure exactly why I hate them - though I think it has something to do with the fact that they don't sound "real" - if you know what I mean. Or they're pretentious...
john-michael-greer's picture
Nov.20.2008
The latest post on The Archdruid Report.
robert-gray's picture
Nov.18.2008
 I wrote two books of poetry in six months, so going a month without anything has been difficult.  However, I got to choir rehearsal early last night and scribbled this "rant" about a pet peeve of mine in the shadow of the steeple...   as i sit herein a churchparking lotfeelingthe...
ken-ramdharry's picture
Nov.17.2008
 They are counseling hope. The world is in the throes of unprecedented economic disaster, but it's a great time to be alive (to hear some tell it; or sell it). The waves of optimism emanate from the splash of this month's American elections result; washing across the nations, swamping the gullible...
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Nov.16.2008
 Isn't it a crime that the U.S.A. election system has not been reorganized to ensure the accurate counting of votes?        I shouldn't admit this but when I was young watching TV news in Iowa I would feel a bit contemptuous of countries voting with paper ballots.  On the black and white...
abigail-j-carter's picture
Nov.13.2008
My sprained ankle, although more or less healed now has taken on new importance. A couple of weeks after I did my ankle, my friend Michael sprained his. Then, on election day, I flew to New Jersey and attended an Obama party with some old neighbours. That night, I heard from my kids that my mother...